Cape Point Vineyards is a family owned, female driven vineyard located in Noordhoek on the Cape Peninsula, against the slopes of the famous Chapman’s Peak mountain range. It overlooks the nearby Atlantic Ocean about 1,2 kilometres away.
The Sauvignon Blanc portion of Isliedh is hand-selected from a single vineyard parcel facing the toughest conditions on the sea-facing Vineyard – severe winds and rocky, decomposed granite soils result in tiny bunches packed with complexity. The grapes were hand harvested from steep slopes in early hours of the morning. The Sauvignon Blanc component is barrel fermented in French oak, after which it is left on its lees for ten months of maturation. The Sémillon component is fermented in clay amphora pots according to ancient tradition, in order to better show the mineral qualities inherent in this wine.
This wine is firmly established as one of SA’s best white wines and it has become a Cape classic since its 2003 debut, with ten maximum 5-star ratings.